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capabilities by allowing realtime tracking of ships approaching our mutual shorelines. canada is the only partner other than the u.s. who is able to contribute to satellite surveillance in such an important way. and this is a capability that's going to be key to north american security and to our joint missions abroad. that's what leveraging each other's strength is all about. let's talk a little bit about canada and u.s. international cooperation in the americas. our interoperability and task sharing make us collectively stronger to defend our continent, and this translate toss a strong partnership on the international front. in the americas, for example, the canadian arms forces have contributed to the u.s. efforts to address illicit trafficking in the hemisphere since 2006 through operation -- [inaudible] recently canada enhanced its contribution to this operation by increasing the number of deployments in flights conducting counterdrug detection and monitoring the caribbean region, the full of mexico -- the gulf of mexico as well as the central eastern and western pacific ocean.
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people in colombia, and we have a permanent realtime information sharing, and we have the two police corporate among themselves. there is a very strong cooperation within the countries. >> do you see a colombia free of cocaine someday? is that possible? >> well, i dream about it, yes. if we reach an agreement on this issue, at least we can see a cocaine diminishing substantially in colombia, which would be a great, great achievement, the country that suffered the most in this world on the war on drugs losing the best politicians, best policemen, our best judges, our best people. a lot of blood has been spilled, and we'll continue because it's a matter of national security so anything to improve the situation in effort to eradicate drugs would be extremely, extremely beneficial for the colombia site. loosh b -- looking to other concerns to the u.s., have the national security agencies had relations between the colombia and the u.s.? >> we have been sharing information on this for a long time. colombia's very particular country in the sense that we share with the u.s. and other intelli